Portal:Pomerania

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The idea of the Pomerania portal is to make it easy for you to access the wide range of articles about Pomerania, its history and its people, and to encourage you, if you're willing, to create new articles or improve existing ones that are related to the region of Pomerania.

If you're new to the topic you may want to dip into the following articles for an overview:

  • Pomerania: The name "Pomerania" (German: Pommern, Polish: Pomorze) is of Slavic origin and describes its location: po more means "by the sea". Pomerania is a region in northeast of Germany and northwest Poland on the Baltic Sea ... more
  • History of Pomerania: Pomerania has a long history with both Germanic, Swedish and Slavic influences. West of the River Oder ... more
  • Western Pomerania: Western Pomerania is, in a political sense, that part of the Prussian provinces of Pomerania that remained with Germany in 1945. It forms ... more
  • Farther Pomerania: Farther Pomerania is that part of Pomerania that lies between the Oder and Pomerelia and which was transferred from Germany to Poland after 1945 ... more

The Pomerania portal is not a list of all things Pomeranian. Rather it aims to give an overview of the region and to showcase its more notable or interesting articles.


The category system contains a complete list of articles relating to Pomerania:

New Articles
New articles since 23.03.2017:
Buchar Church
  • 28.05.2017 Kędrzyno, village in Farther Pomerania. German: Gandelin
  • 28.05.2017 Świecie Kołobrzeskie, village in Farther Pomerania. German: Schwedt
  • 26.05.2017 Trzynik, village in Farther Pomerania. German: Trienke

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Selected Articles

Here is where selected articles relating to Pomerania are placed. Hopefully the readers will find them interesting and even take the opportunity to improve them:

Ahlbeck Pier on Usedom

Usedom (German: Usedom, Polish: Uznam) is a Baltic Sea island in Pomerania, divided since 1945 between Germany and Poland. It is the second biggest Pomeranian island after Rügen.

It is located north of the Szczecin Lagoon, the estuary of the River Oder. About 80% of the island belongs to the German district of Vorpommern-Greifswald in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The eastern part and largest town on the island, Świnoujście (German: Swinemünde), are part of the Polish West Pomeranian Voivodeship. The island's total area is 445 square kilometres (172 square miles), over 80% of which belongs to Germany. Its population is 76,500 (Germany: 31,500; Poland: 45,000).

With an annual average of 1906 sunshine hours, Usedom is the sunniest region of Germany and Poland, and the sunniest island in the Baltic.

The island has been a tourist destination since the Gründerzeit in the 19th century and is famed for its resort architecture. Seaside resorts include Zinnowitz and the Amber Spas in the west, the Kaiserbad and Świnoujście in the east. Read article …

Village church in Trzebawie

Trzebawie [tʂɛˈbavjɛ] (German Altenfließ) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Węgorzyno, within Łobez County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-western Poland. It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) west of Węgorzyno, 17 km (11 mi) south-west of Łobez, and 58 km (36 mi) east of the regional capital Szczecin, near the eastern shore of the 9.5-kilometre-long Wothschwiensee.

Until the Germans were expelled in 1945, the village had been called Altenfließ for centuries. By no later than the late 13th century Altenfließ was a fief of the ancient noble (Uradel) family of Wedel. In the early 14th century, Oldenvlete, belonged to a branch of this family, who had their seat in Mellen and who also owned Silligsdorf.

In 1713, Altenfließ was sold to a Matthias von Pritz, but was acquired by Colonel Carl Friedrich von Wedel in 1757 and thus returned to the House of Wedel. From 1854, discussions with the authorities took place, because Altenfließ was run as a manorial estate, without meeting the minimum size for one of 1,000 morgens in accordance with a Royal Decree of 1825. This question was not resolved until 1861. Read article …

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Satellite image of Central Pomerania. Centre: Stettin Lagoon

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  • 775 years (1242): Detlef of Gadebusch granted Loitz Lübeck town rights
  • 700 years (1317): Peter of Neuenburg granted Schlawe Lübeck town rights
Georg Detlev von Flemming, general and politician

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Map of the Duchy of Pomerania based on the Lubinus Map of 1618. Top: the great coat of arms

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The Croy Carpet of 1554/1556, exhibited in the Pomeranian State Museum

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